First Announcement

the fifth meeting of University Network for Tropical Agriculture (UNTA)

from 1st to 3rd December, 2016

Thai Nguyen University of Agriculture and Forestry, Thai Nguyen, Viet Nam


University Network for Tropical Agriculture (UNTA) was established on December 13, 2012 as a result of the Roundtable Discussion during President’s Forum on Agriculture for Leading Universities in Southeast Asia at National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan. This network aims to implement integration and to create closer ties in order to improve higher education, training and research in the area of tropical agriculture (

UNTA was established by ten universities, namely Bogor Agricultural University (IPB, Indonesia), Brawijaya University (Indonesia), University Putra Malaysia and Universiti Malaysia Sabah (Malaysia), Kasetsart University and Maejo University (Thailand), Thai Nguyen University (Vietnam), National Pingtung University of Science and Technology and Ming Dao University (Taiwan), and Wehenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Science (Germany). UNTA opens for registration of new members of UNTA. At present the membership has expended to 23 universities.

UNTA 2016 meeting will be held in Thai Nguyen university of Agriculture and Forestry, Thai Nguyen University, Vietnam from 1st to 3rd December, 2016. The theme of the event to be highlighted is “Innovation in a Higher Education for Tropical Agriculture”. It is expected that the theme will be critically discussed and arrived to conclusion as well as will strengthen agricultural higher education networks in tropical region in both education and research aspects.


Create opportunities for members of UNTA to share experiences in higher education innovation in the fields of tropical agriculture in order to improve the quality of education of the members.

Search for opportunities to develop collaborative activities on exchange of students, faculties and research cooperation between the members.


Participants will consist of delegates from current UNTA members, other overseas delegates, and delegates from universities in Vietnam (by invitation)


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The seminar and meeting will be conducted in English. No interpretation service will be provided during the meeting.


The Committee will provide one room of three night accommodation from 1st December 2016 (check in) to 3rd th December 2016 (check out) for the invited UNTA delegation (01 room for delegates from each university members and keynote speaker). Additional participants are responsible for their own cost for the hotel.


Overseas participants are responsible for making their own visa arrangements. Please visit the official portal of Immigration Department of Vietnam at  Participants are required to enquire at the nearest Embassy of Vietnam for visa requirement to enter Vietnam.


Participants will arrive at Noi Bai International Airport (NIA). The organizing Committee will arrange the transportation of invited UNTA delegates and speakers from Noi Bai International Airport to Hotel, and from Hotel to NIA at the departure day. Transportation from Hotel to Thai Nguyen University of Agriculture and Forestry and return will be provided by the organizer.


For further information please contact:

Dr. Nguyen Thi Thu Hang: Meeting Secretary

Cell phone: (+84) 91 996 2586               Tel: (+84) 280 852 884


Dr. Nguyen Huu Tho: Director - Office of Science and International Affair

Cell phone: (+84) 912 530 872              Tel:  (+84) 280 852 912


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